Plumbing Pointers

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to plumbing. Here are a few common questions with some simple steps to follow for a better flowing plumbing system.

Can you pour fats and oils down the drain? Many don't realize that when grease cools and solidifies, it sticks to the inside of pipes. Overtime, it will build up and block the entire pipe. Rather than dumping grease into your plumbing system, pour it into a heat resistant container, let it solidify and then dispose of it in the garbage.

What are some tips for keeping drains from becoming clogged? To keep your drains in top working order, pour a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of vinegar down the drains on a monthly basis. Using baking soda and vinegar is a natural way to keep your drains clear and free of hair and excess build up – it's also environmentally friendly.

If I fixed a leaky tap, approximately how much could be saved on the water bill? A dripping tap can waste up to 150 gallons of water per day, which is the equivalent of about $15.00+ additional dollars on the water bill per month. To avoid wasting this resource, make sure you turn taps off all the way or get a plumber in to fix any leaky tap. Investing in plumbing maintenance now will help save money in the long run.